Re: Re: Get out the vote

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Date: Tue Feb 21 2006 - 21:17:51 EST

I don't think you can equate being listed in a phone book with being listed in a church directory. Having your name listed in a phone book identifies you as having a phone; being listed in a church directory makes you a target for focussed mailings. If this were not the case, the groups you mentioned might just as well scan the phone directory. But they don't want to contact everyone who has a phone; that's too expensive.

As membership chairman of a political party in our electoral district, I have access to an extensive list of names and addresses but I would not think of letting anybody have access to this list. Doing so would be illegal and highly unethical.

Chuck Vandergraaf
> From: Carol or John Burgeson <>
> Date: 2006/02/21 Tue AM 09:02:06 CST
> To:
> CC:
> Subject: Re: Get out the vote
> Chuck wrote: " If the "You Name It" party had, in its
> platform, a sturdy YEC plank, would you be happy if one of your fellow
> parishioners or somebody on your church council gave this party your name
> and address?"
> Probably not. But the issue is not my happiness, but (1) the legality and
> (2) the morality of the action.
> I had not thought of the privacy issue when I wrote the post. It seems to
> have something to do with the morality of the action. Information
> nowadays gets passed around so easily. My address is in the phone book --
> I guess I implicitly have given anyone that information to use.
> All in all I doubt if I'd do it -- even for a "good cause." But that's a
> hypothetical.
> The book I've reviewed below has more ...
> Burgy
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